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Chris Farley

Adam Sandler Fondly Reminisces About Chris Farley … and His Appetite (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/06/2015 10:30AM

Chris Farley wasn't a man of half measures.

And Adam Sandler and Conan O'Brien – both of whom worked on Saturday Night Live with Farley in the 1990s – fondly reminisced about their departed friend's appetite for life (and appetizers) Thursday night on Conan.

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David Spade Defends Commercial with Chris Farley | David Spade

David Spade Defends Commercial with Chris Farley

Originally posted 10/29/2009 12:10AM

When he agreed to do a DirecTV commercial featuring a scene from Tommy Boy with the late Chris Farley, actor David Spade never dreamed anybody would be offended.

"Slight shock," Spade told PEOPLE on Wednesday night of the fallout from the ad, which some commentators saw as tasteless. "These commercials are cool. They're well done. They're clever. And that they would include Tommy Boy in that company, I thought was very flattering."

The 30-second spot, airing during the World Series, appears to have been taken directly from the 1995 movie, except that while Farley does his famous "Fat Guy in a Little Coat" routine, Spade, with technological wizardry, promotes DirecTV.

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